We often think about doing something new (starting a business, making a product, taking a stand, making a difference) and stop because we lack confidence. We say, “I’ve never done this before. I don’t know how to do this. I am not sure I have what others have when it comes to doing this. So I had better not.”
While experience can give some confidence, it can’t be all of it. Consider: if only people who have done a thing before have the necessary confidence to do it again, who did that thing the first time?
It turns out that confidence really comes from recognizing that we already have most of what’s needed. We can handle it even if we’ve never seen it before. We draw confidence from such already-there skills as determination, listening, asking, focusing on others’ wins as well as our own, handling deftly whatever happens, and learning.
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